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Pastor Philip Miller

The Word of God Converts Us (Changed by the Word)

June 26, 2016

The Word of God is at the center of a believer’s life. It teaches us, guides us, and encourages us.  But before doing any of these things, it first converts us, taking us from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God’s dear Son. The Word of God and the Spirit of God transform lives!

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Before people believe in Jesus, they have no choice: they will sin repeatedly, and they cannot stop themselves. After conversion, Christians do have a choice, no longer obligated to commit the sins they committed before. Breaking free from old patterns involves a process called “reckoning oneself dead unto sin but alive unto God.”
June 19, 2016
Built into every one of us is a tendency to focus on self. We see life through the lens of “how does this affect me?” After Cain killed Abel, he had no remorse. Rather, he bemoaned his fate of becoming a restless wanderer. For us, it’s only through the redemption Jesus provides that we can get our eyes off of ourselves.   
June 12, 2016
In the Garden of Eden, an infection entered the human race. It has spread to every last one of us. The infection is sin, which means “missing the mark” and rebelling against God’s standards. Whether our sins are deemed big or small, the outcome is the same—an eternity of separation from God’s blessed presence. 
June 5, 2016
In a single year, almost 37,000 Americans saw no way out of their misery, and then committed suicide. These people had one thing in common: they lost all hope that things could get better. They saw ending life as the only alternative. One of the great blessings God confers on those who believe in Jesus is hope: a hope that Paul says “does not disappoint.”
May 29, 2016
The value of placing your faith in something is all about the object of your faith, and not about the faith itself. You can believe that an idol is God, but that doesn’t change the fact that the idol is made of stone. Faith in the wrong place is worse than no faith at all, because it creates false confidence. And when it comes to our eternal destiny, the last thing we need is false confidence.
May 22, 2016
The book of Romans has played a major role in world history. By reading its pages, a man came to faith in Christ, a man whose actions began a spiritual tidal wave across Europe and the world. His name was Martin Luther. Let’s trace his story as he strove to know how he could be accepted before a holy God.   
May 15, 2016
The Apostle Paul was trained in the Law, with a mind keen enough to argue before the Supreme Court. In Romans 3 he builds a case for the revolutionary idea that God demands perfect righteousness from us. But God then supplies what He demands by conferring the righteousness of Jesus on those who believe. This gracious act is called justification.   
May 8, 2016
The Apostle Paul paid little attention to political correctness; some of what he wrote was quite unpopular. He catalogs the depth of human depravity in Romans 3. It is a list many would argue with, but it’s an accurate list nonetheless. Humanity’s spiritual condition is depraved, and we desperately need the grace of God through Jesus.   
May 1, 2016
Football players call it “putting on your game face.” They project an air of invincibility whether or not they actually feel that way. To some degree, everyone projects an outward appearance that may not square with their inner reality.  With regard to salvation, it’s easy to make yourself and others believe that all is well when it’s not. But God delivers us from our self-justifying mindset. 
April 24, 2016
Religion can prevent people from understanding the truth; it can breed the pride that says “I’m okay.” In Romans chapter two, Paul addresses the religious elite of his day and unveils how ceremony has insulated them from God’s analysis of their hearts.  Self-deception is especially thick when expressed in religious terms, and we must be rescued from it.
April 17, 2016
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This Sunday morning program provides a meaningful worship service for those far from God or unable to attend a local church. With insightful teaching from Pastor Philip Miller and joyous congregational worship, you’re invited to join Jesus on the journey of a lifetime.

 

About Pastor Philip Miller

Philip Miller is the 17th Senior Pastor of The Moody Church. Philip holds a B.A in Pre-Seminary Bible from Cedarville University (’04) and a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership and New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary (’10). His wife, Krista, also holds an Th.M. degree from DTS. They have four children: Claire, Violet, Cora, and Jude.

Philip is a visionary leader with over twelve years of ministry experience, including three at Christ Community Church in the western Chicago suburbs and nearly seven as Senior Pastor at Westwood Baptist in Olympia, WA. He believes people flourish as followers of Jesus when they live deeply in the gospel, experience the healing of true community, and join Jesus on mission in their world. He is committed to cultivating a gospel-centered church that welcomes spiritual explorers, promotes gospel clarity in culturally engaging ways, inspires passionate worship, fosters deep spiritual vitality, empowers people to holistic discipleship, and catalyzes a multiplication movement of gospel renewal both locally and globally.

Philip enjoys cycling and all things outdoors, Garrett’s Carmel popcorn, Lou Malnati‘s deep dish pizza, and Henry Weinhard‘s root beer. For more information about Philip and his family, visit moodymedia.org/pastorphilip.

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